TV, movie and Broadway actors Peter Strauss, Jean Smart and Michael Nathanson will perform “The Outgoing Tide” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Matilija Middle School auditorium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai. The Ojai Performing Arts Theater production features Mr. Strauss as Gunner, a crotchety retiree who refuses to accept his impending death. Ms. Smart will portray Peg, his wife of 50 years. Mr. Nathanson will play Jack, their son. Mr. Strauss, a longtime Ojai resident, is directing “The Outgoing Tide.” Tickets cost $55 for general admission and $75 for preferred seating with a reception afterward to meet the cast. To purchase, call 310-497-2248 or go to www.ojaitheater.org. Proceeds will go to the Ojai Art Center Theater.